Ahoy! Enjoy fun, hunting KIDS! ALL THE KIDS! Goat kids… ya creeps. This update brings breeding and taming to the world of The Uncanny Gerbils, along with a few sparkly bits with teh magicks… magic? magik? idk. Keep in mind, that everything you are seeing in game now is not final, but does give us a chance to see how things impact the overall experience and performance of the game. Of course, if something is not to your liking in a current iteration you can always, ya know… mod it.
Expect a lot more focus on content for the next couple of releases, while we start to work on the design and early development of the engine move over to openGL, so we can hit much lower machine specs and get the game out there in the hands of more players. Along with this, dedicated servers are ALMOST done, and you should follow @camfergusondfw for updates on that. Also, hes got this streaming bug right now, so you can also poke him on stream on occasion here.
We have made some big progress since we started this project way back in Kickstarter, and have gotten a lot of support from all of you, fellow developers, and even financial partners. Its been absolutely overwhelming to be able to take our project this far and have an opportunity to take it beyond what we initially thought we could accomplish. We have big plans and big support, and we are anxious to show you guys what we have up our sleeves.
OH! And big congratz to our Art Director @inkmech, who just had a beautiful, healthy baby girl! Well, he didn’t have a baby, that’d be weird… but you know what I mean.
And general geekery stuffs around TUG development can be found here @nerdkingdom
Added a Sand Layer underneath several biomes so players aren’t dependent on finding a Desert for sand.
Alternative terrain generators are back. Note the Survival generation is still the main, balanced generator for gameplay
Goat Kid added to generation, no not a satyr…
Animals will now react to players holding food and can be fed.
Baby versions of Cats and Goats can be domesticated. The BearRam Cub cannot and adult wild Cats and Goats cannot be domesticated.
Pets can be set to follow or stay by targeting them and right clicking.
Players can breed adult, domesticated animals from tamed baby versions.
Adult domesticated animals can breed and have babies.
Fireball and Ice Blast spells are now craftable and castable. You will need to craft their respective items, enter the casting stance with ‘t’, and left click to cast
A crude age shield is now in the game
Blocking can be performed when a shield is equipped with a weapon. Blocking is performed by holding down the right mouse button
Found a major memory optimization when first loading animations in the game. It should dramatically reduce memory consumption when loading game objects by nearly 3x
Fixed a bug with emitters not displaying
AI should save their positions now between each game session
Creature spawners now respect their cooldown timers. New animals won’t spawn in every time you load a game.
Fixed a crash when first creating/joining a game
Fixed a crash when exiting TUG
Fixed an issue where attempting to transfer a tool/weapon to a full container would restore the durability on that item
Fixed an issue where swords weren’t cutting certain types of grass billboards
Fixed a Lua error when a player left a game before respawning
Fixed a Lua error when a player entered Z placement mode in Creative mode and then switched to 3rd person camera
Banana Bunches are harvestable again
Generated coconuts no longer hover several feet above the ground.
Fixed some cases where the Fuel Potion wasn’t restoring energy
Added in a console message when players join a server
Player collision is slightly desync’d from their visual location. It is lagging slightly behind where a player has moved from
Pets have no distinguishing features from wild animals
Some animal movement is not animating correctly, so creatures may appear to slide
Pet animations are sync’ed when you reload a world
Pet timers and health are reset between sessions
If you die too far away from your last save, pets can get lost
The run key (shift) is not a bindable key
You can lose mouse cursor if you dismiss server disconnect message with keyboard.
There are some mouse cursor issues when TUG is the active window. It’ll exhibit itself as an active cursor that will still access your Windows desktop. If this occurs to you, send us your system specs.
Clients can come across strips of missing terrain. Reloading/rejoining the game sessions should be resolve the issue in the short term.
Clients are crafting slower than the Server player
Creative mode has several usability issues that we’re currently working on.
The Vine Fence Cage Trap doesn’t have collision along it’s walls when it has trapped something
If you have the fireball equipped, when you rejoin a server, the first shot may orient into a default position rather than where you are facing. You can resolve this by re-equipping the spell first.
If you die right as you enter a stance, you may get stuck in that stance (until you exit and rejoin)